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Touched (The Marnie Baranuik Files) (Volume 1) - A.J. Aalto Marnie had retired her position as a consulting forensic psychic for the F B I six weeks earlier after her first and only case. Supervisory Special Agent Gary Chapel and Special Agent Mark Batten were in Marnie’s office at her desk, Agent Batten had been a vampire hunter in a former life.Battan was making Marnie feel hostile. Marnie was a touch psychic but also empath who felt both the real time emotions of the living as well as strong residue emotion left behind. Marnie had the impulse to pretend she wasn’t home when she saw the to agent through her peephole. They wanted Marnie to look at some gory pictures and tell them what she thought they were dealing with, The agents wanted her to check the pictures of a twelve year old girl named Kristen from Denver. Marnie had been working a serial murder case of the paranormal sort. A vampire had shot Marnie Marnie’s house mate was a vampire -revenant as they preferred to be called- was Lord Harry Dreppenstedd. To Marnie just told they agents to leave and then Harry came into the office and would back her.Harry referred to Marnie as his Day Sitter. Harry and Marnie had a bond. Harry was four hundred and thirty five years old and Agent Chapel and Battan belonged to The Preternatural Crime Unit. There was a newspaper article that talked about Marnie and calling her the Great White Shark of psychic investigators- as she had let a child serial killer slip through her jaws. Marnie hated sharks and wondered why she was the only one blamed for the child serial killer getting away. The agents already had Danika Sherlock on the case as far as Marnie was concerned they didn’t need her. Sherlock’s clairvoyant abilities had been decreasing the last seven years since George the vampire she had been linked to had been dusted All psychics were Day Sitters for vampires, As Day Sitters were guardians who merely borrow and direct power that belonged to a vampire that they secretly protected, nourished, and nurtured. Vampire Hunters were the new superheroes. Marnie had inherited Harry from her grandma Vi Marnie worked on mostly missing persons cases gone cold. Jeremiah Prost was a century old and his mind control; was excellent. It only took Jeremiah ten seconds each to control Marnie’s and Mark’s mind. Marnie had been shot two times by Jeremiah. Mark had initiated sex without telling Marnie he was engaged to Sherlock. Also he was a big butt after they had sex. I just really couldn’t get into this story. I read about one third of it and to me it just dragged. In the beginning I was interested but then lost all interest. I tried setting the book away and came back to it but that didn’t help.